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Kao research identifies natural enzyme to produce sustainable surfactants

Kao research identifies natural enzyme to produce sustainable surfactants

Kao has found a natural enzyme that can produce medium chain fatty acids used as raw materials in the production of surfactants for shampoos and cosmetics, through its research, particularly into algae.

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With a growing list of countries ending animal testing for cosmetics, an open letter to the Australian government signed by cosmetic executives aims to end the practice there.

Rieke Dispensing’s reach in Asia has expanded once more and its manufacturing capabilities will be given a boost following its parent company TriMas Corporation’s acquisition of Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd.

Elizabeth Arden’s fourth quarter results showed a 28.4% decline as some of its biggest celebrity fragrance brands failed to make the mark.

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European suppliers turn to Beraca for representation at in-cosmetics Brazil from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

A host of Europe-based ingredient manufacturers have entered a strategic partnership with Beraca for the in-cosmetics Brazil event held in Sao Paulo, September 9-10, as they look to further penetrate the market where natural products are in demand.

Valeant's hostile bid for Allergan hits hurdles from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Pharmaceutical giant Valeant’s move to create a second-step merger with Botox-maker Allergan has hit hurdles, as Allergan’s CFO resigns at the same time the company is said to be seeking out an alternative buyer.

Want to look different? Be transparent! from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Seufert Transparente Verpackungen has launched a way for cosmetics and perfume makers to make their products stand out on the shelves with its new transparent packaging.

BASF UV filter 'first in its nano form' to make new EU regulation list from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

BASF claims it is the first to have its' UV filter 'Tinosorb' included in the positive list (Annex VI) of the new EU Cosmetics Regulation.

NPD report reveals big opps in US fragrance market from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

The NPD Group’s 2014 track report has revealed that just 1% of women use only fine fragrances, which means the wide usage of scented products is a considerable opportunity for the fragrance industry.

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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia
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US based luxury consultant reveals how she helps fragrance brands crack Asia

Cracking Asia from a Western brand’s point of view has long been known to be difficult –...

India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good
Animal Testing Ban

India publishes new rule banning animal testing in cosmetics for good

Last year animal tests were removed from the cosmetics standards testing in India, and now a new...

Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers
Asia in Focus

Expert reveals scalp care to be as vital as facial treatments with Asian consumers

This month we're focusing on the rise of the scalp care market in Asia, where our expert,...

Scientists develop perfumery model to predict fragrance

Perfume prediction tool on the radar

A group of scientists have developed a model aimed at helping perfumers predict how various ingredient and...

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